March 16, 2015 was another exceptional day at The Eye Newspaper as we got another interesting email that started with the word “congratulations”. It was strange and fascination that the small idea that we initiated and launched last year in Nkambe during the The Eye Annual National Awards of Excellence/Donga Mantung Achievement Awards was into the final of 2degrees Champions Awards 2015, we couldn’t believe it. Yet it came to past that programme our small idea, huge impact had got international admiration commonly known as “A Clean Community Program”. The Eye Newspaper is into the Social Value Category.
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Given that the idea was part of a social communication strategy and sensitization strategy, we first toured the communities to announce the competition, carried out radio talk shows and then created a coordination unit to oversee the cleanup campaign in villages (communities), and the planting of trees. When the results announced and winners were handed basic equipment (wheelbarrows, spades, and cutlasses, hoes) to continue to keep their communities clean. The traditional rulers representing the various villages also received awards at a fun-filled National Award of Excellence by The Eye Newspaper in Nkambe.
This entry deserves to win due to its uniqueness and the impact that it has created within a very short time. It is a great initiative that should be considered at this point in time that Africa is witnessing emerging diseases like Ebola.
|Fon of Misaje receiving support in equipment as cleanest village|
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